Thursday, March 26, 2009

Photo of the Day: Modernity

What's that in the sky? It's a bird- it's a plane- it's yet another highrise! As with most of industrialized China, there is always something bigger, taller, and shinier being built. I heard that along the beach, apartment ads would claim they had the "best view" of the ocean...until another development would spring up, higher and even closer to the beach, blocking the original one's ocean view and selling point.

The blue train at the bottom is the 202 tram that ran north to south in Dalian (the 201 ran east to west and was more of an old-fashioned trolley). I rode this tram for twenty minutes every day at noon to get home from university. I didn't dare ride it during morning rush hour, though, because I like having enough oxygen to breathe.

1 comment:

  1. In most cities the buildings are shinier because the older buildings are covered in soot. I personally like how Shenzhen is going crazy for villas now. And that is a cool photo with the tram going past.


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